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LOCATION: Transportation Department

REPORTS TO:  Transportation Supervisor

FLSA Status: Nonexempt


SCHEDULE: Full-time (12 months) Monday-Friday (8 hours per day - 261 days)

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education



Hamilton Community Schools is seeking an excellent individual who performs a variety of work associated with the repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment. 



  • Works in a safe manner at all times 
  • Road tests equipment to ensure defects are corrected
  • May be required to run road service calls for disabled buses, trucks, and other vehicles
  • Responds to emergency and immediate vehicle and equipment problems 
  • Performs regular inspections necessary for basic preventative maintenance; and performs all maintenance 
  • Diagnoses, and repairs buses, trucks, tractors, and other garage equipment 
  • Uses diagnostic equipment to assess problems and uses power and hand tools to  perform repairs 
  • Performs inspections and preventative maintenance of vehicles and equipment
  • Other duties as assigned



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations

  • This position requires a high school diploma or general education degree (G.E.D.)
  • State of Michigan Heavy Duty Truck Certification, preferred
  • CDL B license preferred 


  • Minimally one year of related work experience in vehicle maintenance and general vehicle repair, required 
  • Three (3) years of related work experience, preferred 
  • 3-5 years school bus mechanic experience, preferred


  • Basic knowledge of power and hand tools, mechanical design and fabrication, and use of diagnostic equipment, required 
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, tools, equipment, occupational hazards, and safety precautions related to vehicle repair, required  
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar, required


  • Ability to read and interpret district policies, guidelines, handbook, and government regulations, required 
  • Ability to read and comprehend safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, required
  • Ability to write simple correspondence, required 
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency in gas/arc welding, required 
  • Ability to communicate effectively using the English language with students and school administrators and staff, required 
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form, required 
  • Ability to solve practical problems involving several concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists, required 
  • Ability to effectively use basic computer software applications, required 
  • Ability to perform job duties using various types of equipment including but not limited to;  hand tools, power tools, precision instruments, pressure gauges, ladders/lifts, etc., required 


  • Critical thinking skills, required 
  • Troubleshooting skills, required


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • $25,000 Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Cash in lieu option 
  • Paid time off (holidays, vacation, personal, and sick)
  • Additional training may be available


Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, and other equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50+ pounds.  Specific vision and hearing abilities as required by DOT for this job include vision, and the ability to adjust focus, especially due to concentration when driving the bus, when reading instructions, and the ability to see details at close range. 



Hamilton Community Schools is a rural district located in West Michigan south of Holland and east of Saugatuck.  Our well-maintained district consists of four elementary buildings (Bentheim, Blue Star, Hamilton Elementary, and Sandyview) along with one middle school, one high school, and Hamilton FLEX (Virtual, Blended, and Shared Time options). Hamilton prides itself on being a big district (135 square miles) with a small-town feel. 

Hamilton Community Schools is one of 18 member public school districts within the Ottawa Intermediate School District (OAISD). Our district consists of 400 employees and over 2,500 full-time students and 1,100 non-public students in a variety of programs and formats. Hamilton Community Schools is known throughout the state as a premier district balancing a small-town atmosphere with educational innovation to meet the needs of each learner. The focus on K-12 academics, work-based learning, athletics, and the arts make Hamilton a destination district.  WE are HAWKEYES!



Submit an application, cover letter, and resume using the online application system. 


Any questions can be sent to Matt Blood, Director of Human Resources



Hamilton Community Schools is an equal opportunity employer and will provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, color, height, weight, marital status, familial status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status with applicable state and federal laws. 


DISTRIBUTION: Internal / External

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